The Run-Up

By The New York Times

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 Nov 5, 2022
Voracious podcast listener here. Have never written a podcast review. But this -- simple interviews with actual voters -- is SO refreshing. I learned more from one episode than weeks of podcasts talking with intelligent talking heads.


“The Run-Up” is your guide to understanding the 2024 election. Host Astead W. Herndon talks to the people whose decisions will make the difference. Listen to this podcast in New York Times Audio, our new iOS app for news subscribers. Download now at

Episode Date
The Soundtrack of Donald Trump
Jul 18, 2024
They Lost to Trump. Now They’re All In.
Jul 17, 2024
With J.D. Vance and a Bandaged Ear, Trump Gets His Party Started
Jul 16, 2024
‘I’m Just Really Glad That Trump’s OK’
Jul 15, 2024
Project 2025, Suddenly Everywhere, Explained
Jul 11, 2024
A Divided America Agrees: We Deserve Better Than This
Jul 04, 2024
Democrats Are Panicking About Biden. How Did They Get Here?
Jun 29, 2024
Your Guide to a Trump vs. Biden Debate
Jun 27, 2024
What Republicans Lost When They Won on Roe
Jun 20, 2024
Maybe It All Comes Down to Abortion
Jun 13, 2024
Trump’s Guilty. Does Anyone Care?
Jun 06, 2024
What Women Voters Really Want
May 30, 2024
Why Joe Biden Isn’t Getting Credit for the Economy
May 23, 2024
Can Celebrities Make a Difference? Your 2024 Election Questions, Answered
May 16, 2024
Inside the College Democrats’ Rebuke of Biden
May 09, 2024
The Democrats' New Chance in Wisconsin
May 02, 2024
The Comedian Roy Wood Jr. on Biden, Trump and What’s Funny About 2024
Apr 25, 2024
The Youngest Voters and the Oldest President
Apr 18, 2024
Nebraska Was Minding Its Business Until Charlie Kirk Came Along
Apr 11, 2024
Biden Is Winning the Money Race. Does It Matter?
Apr 04, 2024
What About the People Who Don’t Vote?
Mar 28, 2024
Don’t Ask RFK Jr. About Being a Spoiler
Mar 21, 2024
Why It Had to Be Trump
Mar 14, 2024
Why It Had to Be Biden
Mar 07, 2024
Everything You Need to Know About Super Tuesday
Mar 05, 2024
MAGA Thinks the Game Is Rigged. Will They Play?
Feb 29, 2024
‘What If Someone Dies?’ And Other 2024 Questions, Answered
Feb 22, 2024
Do Not Invite Donald Trump or Joe Biden on This Date
Feb 15, 2024
How Political Polls Really Work
Feb 08, 2024
Why Donald Trump Won Nevada Before Any Votes Were Cast
Feb 06, 2024
Will ‘Cease-Fire Now’ Drown Out ‘Biden 2024’?
Feb 01, 2024
The ‘People’s President’ vs. the Donor Class
Jan 25, 2024
Everything You Need to Know About New Hampshire
Jan 23, 2024
It Was Only One State, Right? So Why Does This Primary Feel Over?
Jan 18, 2024
The 'Run-Up' Guide to Iowa
Jan 15, 2024
‘Right Where We Want Him, 30 Points Up’: Chasing Trump in Iowa
Jan 11, 2024
Is the 2024 Election Already Heading to the Supreme Court?
Jan 04, 2024
In a Song of the Summer, Clues for January in Iowa
Dec 28, 2023
How Iowa Learned to Love Trump
Dec 21, 2023
Why Anti-Trump Republicans Can’t Get on the Same Page
Dec 14, 2023
Inside Donald Trump’s Dominance of the G.O.P. Primary
Dec 07, 2023
Is Donald Trump Going to Prison?
Nov 30, 2023
Are Black Voters Leaving Democrats Behind?
Nov 23, 2023
An Interview With Kamala Harris on What’s at Stake in 2024
Nov 16, 2023
The Biden Campaign Wants Democrats to Calm Down
Nov 09, 2023
What the Last Bellwether in America Thinks Will Happen in 2024
Nov 02, 2023
‘The Run-Up’ Returns, Every Week Through Election Day
Oct 30, 2023
The Run-Up Goes to Iowa
Jun 23, 2023
The Democrat Saying What Others Won’t
Jun 15, 2023
The Case for Democrats to Stop Playing Defense
Jun 08, 2023
The New Terms of Abortion Politics
Jun 01, 2023
The Fight to Define Extremism
May 25, 2023
The Backup Plan for Lost Voters
May 18, 2023
The Anti-Trump Republicans (and the Specter of 2016)
May 11, 2023
The Trump Inevitability Question
May 04, 2023
The Pillow Guy and the R.N.C. Chair
Apr 27, 2023
The New Demands of the MAGA Right
Apr 20, 2023
The Quiet Coronation of Joe Biden
Apr 13, 2023
The Republican Party Sorts Through Its Mess
Apr 06, 2023
The 2024 Election Is Already Here
Apr 03, 2023
The Post-Mortem
Nov 17, 2022
The Midterms
Nov 09, 2022
The Grass Roots, Part 2
Nov 03, 2022
The Grass Roots, Part 1
Oct 27, 2022
The Maps
Oct 20, 2022
The Flip
Oct 13, 2022
The Blueprint
Oct 06, 2022
The Guardrails
Sep 29, 2022
The Republic
Sep 22, 2022
The Autopsy
Sep 15, 2022
The Stakes
Sep 06, 2022
Introducing 'The Run-Up'
Aug 30, 2022